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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 6th November 2017
Thursday, 30th November 2017
Category: Education
Location: Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About the UW NSP

The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program ( is an interdisciplinary academic program and includes MPH, MS, and PhD degree
programs, a Coordinated Graduate Training Program in Dietetics, and an
Undergraduate Minor. An Undergraduate Major in Food Systems, Nutrition &
Health is in development. As an interdisciplinary program within the UW School
of Public Health, the Program offers broad opportunities for collaboration,
including the School’s five departments and Public Health Major, other UW
schools and colleges, UW Housing & Food Services, and other campus and
community partners. For more information about the Nutritional Sciences Program, visit


About the Position

The Nutritional Sciences Program within the School of Public Health (SPH) at
the University of Washington invites applications for one full-time position
at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer (non-tenure track, 12-month
renewable appointment) with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2018. The
successful applicant will be appointed to the faculty in the School of Public
Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Candidates should bring teaching expertise that would meet the needs of both
undergraduate and graduate curriculum in the areas of food systems, nutrition,
and population health with a special focus in one or more of the following
areas: social justice, environmental health, occupational health, culture,
human and agriculture sustainability, economics, community food security, and
policy. Candidates should demonstrate a record of interdisciplinary teaching
and scholarly activity as well as a commitment to educational innovation and
leadership, including experience with active learning methodologies and
successful collaboration with academic and community partners within and
outside of the university.



The position will have responsibility for teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses, mentoring students, and active participation in service to the
Program, appointing Department, and community.
Specific duties may include:

  • Teach undergraduates at both introductory and advanced levels.
  • Teach undergraduate capstone. Capstone is a culminating experience during
    which students synthesize their course work and ready themselves for
    transition into the workforce.
  • Collaborate on development of experiential learning opportunities for
  • Participate in curriculum planning and development.
  • Lead development of new undergraduate courses.



  • Degree in nutrition, food systems, or related field. A Master’s Degree is a
    minimum requirement.
  • Evidence of teaching competency at the undergraduate and graduate levels
    including major responsibility as the lead instructor for courses.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
    credential is preferred.


To Apply
Applications received by November 30, 2017, will receive priority
consideration. Please send complete electronic applications to Susan Inman,
Program Manager at Include a curriculum vitae, a letter of
application addressing academic and professional qualifications, and a
teaching statement that includes course development interests and evidence of
teaching effectiveness. You are also encouraged to include a diversity
statement describing your experiences with diversity in your teaching and
service, experience mentoring and educating students who will serve diverse
populations, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the Nutritional
Sciences Program and School of Public Health.


The Nutritional Sciences Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational
Health Sciences, and the UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse
academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission; and we
welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated teaching interests in
health disparities, social determinants of health, and cultural and
socioeconomic diversity. For more information, please see the following

The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or
genetic information.

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